Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

iLearn Technology

Two weeks ago, I attended the Digital Badge Summit in Denver, CO. I’ve been somewhat hesitant to jump into digital badges world (despite knowing the digital badge ninja, @senorg) because I feared that digital badges were just one more way to categorize and label kids, another carrot to dangle in the classroom. Toward the end of the school year, EPIC added digital badges. It is not a replacement for assessment.

Chalk & Wire unveils MyMantl learning recognition network

eSchool News

As educational institutions and employers alike are moving away from macro-credentials, Chalk & Wire , a higher education assessment platform, unveiled MyMantl , a first-of-its-kind Learning Recognition Network. For the first time, learners–beginning in high school–will be able to track their academic and professional achievements and own their portfolio collections of learning, training, mentorship and digital credentialing.

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Make Learning Transparent with Badges

Graphite Blog

Digital badging is a new practice worth examining that can make students' discrete learning goals and accomplishments more transparent and concrete. Badges can be a helpful way to motivate and assess students. Instead of focusing solely on the final product or assessment, badging encourages kids to find value and motivation in mastering the steps toward a goal. Badging values the learning process, not just the final product.

Make Learning Transparent with Badges

Graphite Blog

Digital badging is a new practice worth examining that can make students' discrete learning goals and accomplishments more transparent and concrete. Badges can be a helpful way to motivate and assess students. Instead of focusing solely on the final product or assessment, badging encourages kids to find value and motivation in mastering the steps toward a goal. Badging values the learning process, not just the final product.